Sunday, April 09, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Islamic group offers $5,000 reward in attack
Friday, April 07, 2006
From staff reports
A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator of last weekend’s reported assault on a female Muslim student at Baylor University.
The Dallas-Fort Worth office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations made the announcement at a news conference held this morning in Waco. The reward, CAIR officials said, was to bolster “the call for increased efforts to promote racial and religious tolerance following the Saturday night assault.”
In that incident, a Baylor University senior of South Asian heritage says she was attacked while walking through the university’s campus. The perpetrator of the attack reportedly used racist and anti-Muslim slurs, which has resulted in the FBI’s joining Baylor police in investigating the matter.
More than 250 people from all corners of Baylor University — students, faculty and staff — as well as members of the Waco area’s two mosques came together Thursday night for a candlelight ceremony, “Solidarity Against Hate.” Student government leaders were involved in setting up the rally.

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